Tilly Sproule wins ASCA Northern Region Barista Championship for fourth time

Tilly Sproule of Tim Adams Specialty Coffee has won the Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) Northern Region Barista Championship for the fourth consecutive year. Matthew Philben of Di Bella Coffee placed second and Joshua Robertson of Seven Miles placed third. The event took place at Veneziano Coffee West End in Queensland from 15 to 16 September and also included the ASCA 2019 Northern Region Latte Art, Cup Tasters and Brewers Cup Championships.
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Danny Andrade wins World Tea Brewers Championship

Danilo “Danny” de Andrade from DiBella Coffee has won the 2018 Australian World Tea Brewers Championship (WTBC), held at Fine Food Australia on 12 September. “I’m very excited to have won the World Tea Brewers Championship here in Australia, especially as this was the first time I entered,” Danny says. “The competition was tough and it was great to meet the other amazing competitors from around the country.”
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Di Bella announces merger with four enterprises

Di Bella has announced it is consolidating its position in the Australian coffee industry with the merger of four national and international coffee brands to become Australia’s second largest roast and ground coffee enterprise in Australia. Di Bella is owned by Retail Food Group, Australia’s largest multi-food franchise operator. Four coffee companies merging to form Di Bella include Di Bella Coffee, Roasting Australia, Di Bella USA and Evolution Roasters.
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Danilo de Andrade joins Di Bella Coffee

Di Bella Coffee has welcomed Brazilian specialty coffee roaster Danilo de Andrade to the company as Product Manager. “Danilo de Andrade has a wealth of coffee knowledge and expertise across various coffee roasting platforms and multiple award-winning barista competitions. We are excited to welcome him to our Bowen Hills headquarters,” says Darren Dench, CEO of Di Bella Coffee. “Danilo is as passionate about the crop-to-cup process as we are, and this really defines the Di Bella Coffee experience.”
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